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suffered a defeat today. michigan, the birthplace of the united auto workers, became the 24th right to work state. that means workers cannot be forced to join a union or pay union dues to get a job. the law was passed today by the republican legislature and signed by the governor. elaine quijano is in lancing for us tonight. >> right to work has got to go! >> reporter: union members from across michigan and other states voiced their anger at the michigan capital. mike huerta has been a member of the united auto workers union since 1997. >> no one wants this in this state. this state is where the birthplace of the united auto workers is, this place is where unions built the middle-class. >> reporter: but republican governor rick snyder insists the legislation will help workers by not forcing them to join unions or pay dues. >> if they don't see value in the union in terms of its activities, should they be forced to pay financial resources for that? i don't believe so. give them choice. >> reporter: the governor and republican lawmakers argue the legislation will attract businesses and keep j
and michigan. whiteouts led to a pileup of 25 vehicles near iowa falls, iowa. two lives were lost. weo others died in traffic on wednesday in nebraska. thousands were without power across the region as the thermometer headed into the 20s and lower. the blizzard's timing could not have been worse for the vanguard of holiday travelers. chicago's airports were filled with the delayed or the stranded. at least 500 flights were canceled. em, mayhem, a prelude to friday, the nation's busiest travel day of the holiday season. reatblizzard also threatened to delay christmas packages during the most intense period of deliveries of the year, but in belvedere, illinois, spencer hammer watched the flakes fall and cheered. he sells snowmobiles. what are you hoping for? >> well, if we can get 12 inches that will be fabulous, but we'll take four inch as this point. >> reporter: now, we're expecting the snow to continue through the night here in northern illinois before this storm moves off into canada. but, scott, it's still expected to drop a lot of rain on the northeast u.s. >> pelley: dean, thanks very m
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